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SA Making a Will - Excluding Family Members?

Discussion in 'Wills and Estate Planning Law Forum' started by Marie Haynes, 12 February 2015.

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  1. Marie Haynes

    Marie Haynes Active Member

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    Making a will, can a lawyer exclude a family member on their on discretion?
     
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    Sophea Well-Known Member

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    Hi Marie,

    Yes, you are free to direct your lawyer to include or exclude anyone from your will as you wish. However your lawyer will probably advise you that certain persons such as your spouse, children or other dependents may have grounds to claim an inheritance from your estate after you die. A family provision application may be made by certain persons who are not provided for in a will. Here is a link to some info: Current law in Victoria | Victorian Law Reform Commission
     
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  3. Marie Haynes

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    Hi Sophea, I understand that but that wasn't my question. I was asking if I went to make a will and wanted all my siblings equally on the will, and then when I received my will back one sibling was omitted from the will at the discretion of the lawyer without my authorisation - can the lawyer do that ?
     
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    No
     
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    Thankyou Winston, Marie
     
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